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[audio]Comparatively Speaking: An Examination of the Ricercar a 6 by Bach
From a program first broadcast on Jan. 2, 1980, Matthew Holdreith introduces several settings of Johann Sebastian Bach's “Ricercar a 6.” The work, part of Bach’s 1747 collection of canons and fugues “Das Musikalische Opfer” or “The Musical Offering,” was a response to a challenge by Frederick the Great of Prussia, who gave Bach a series of notes and asked him to improvise a six voiced fugue based on this “royal theme.” Although unable to produce more than a three voiced fugue a...
Keywords: Classical Music, Interview; KPFA-FM, Music
Downloads: 206
[audio]Comparatively Speaking: Transcriptions of Bach’s Chorales & Sonatas
Originally broadcast in February 1980, Matthew Holdreith presents another program in his Comparatively Speaking series, in which he examines various transcriptions of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. In this recording, a number of Bach’s chorale preludes, fugues, and organ sonatas are presented in their original form, juxtaposed with some of the more famous arrangements of those same works, by a variety of composers, conductors, and musicians...
Keywords: Classical Music, Interview; KPFA-FM, Music
Downloads: 200
[audio]Comparatively Speaking: Bach’s Cantatas
Matthew Holdreith presents another program in his Comparatively Speaking series in which he juxtaposes varying performances of popular classical music. In this recording he examines Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas and oratorios, paying particular attention to the differences between performances that use instruments and vocal practices that were the norm in Bach’s day with more modern variations...
Keywords: Classical Music, Interview; KPFA-FM, Music
Downloads: 358
[audio]Time Curve Preludes by William Duckworth
Pianist Neely Bruce performs William Duckworth’s 24 pieces for solo piano, known collectively as the “Time Curve Preludes.” According to the composer’s web site these works “reflect the coming together of Duckworth's long-term interests in new musical forms created through rhythm, the use of modal and synthetic scales, and the defining of musical centers of gravity with drones; drones heard as auras of sound hovering within and around each prelude...
Keywords: KPFA-FM: Music; New Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 168
[audio]Works by Ian Underwood and Douglas Leedy
Two works by Ian Underwood and Douglas Leedy, presented at a May 1965 concert on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley. The “Brass Quintet” was composed by Ian Underwood in April and May of 1965 for the composition seminar at U. C. Berkeley. There is no score, only a set of parts for the ensemble, which consists of two trumpets, two trombones, and French horn. On this recording the second trombone is played on a Wagner tuba...
Keywords: KPFA-FM: Music; New Music; Chamber music; Aleatory music; Brass quintets; Improvisation; Piano music
Downloads: 145
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